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Putin's aide believes Trump will lift anti-Russian sanctions

November 09, 2016, 15:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to Sergei Glazyev, "for the first time in the world’s history there is a chance to move to a new global economic order without waging a world war"

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MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Russian Presidential Aide Sergei Glazyev believes US president-elect will lift anti-Russian sanctions and reset the relations between Washington and Moscow.

"I believe Trump is a practical man, he will lift sanctions on Russia that are harmful to the US business, too. As a result, the trade turnover, financial and economic relations between Russia and the US, as well as the West in general, will be restored and start growing depending on economic situation only," Glazyev said commenting on the outcome of the US presidential election and its possible impact on bilateral relations.

According to Glazyev, the results of the US election show that "the American people don’t want war, for the first time in the world’s history there is a chance to move to a new global economic order without waging a world war."

"Resetting (the relations between Russia and the US) is sure to take place, because the outgoing administration’s foreign policy was based on the aggressive approach towards Russia in order to retain Washington’s supremacy. We can say that this approach has failed," Glazyev said.

He added that from the economic point of view, the US had lost to China so it was important to secure a peaceful transition to the multipolar world while avoiding further military and political tensions.

"Detente between the US and Russia is necessary in this regard," the Russian presidential aide concluded.

According to the latest reports, Trump surpassed the 270-vote hurdle necessary to clinch the White House. Trump’s triumph came as a spectacular surprise since pre-election polls had predicted Clinton would win by approximately 4%.

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